Meet Our Newest Collaborative Action Network!
Last year, the Foundation for Tacoma Students launched advocacy efforts for the first time in coordination with the Graduate Tacoma community movement. This fall, we will launch the Graduate Tacoma Advocacy Network as our newest Collaborative Action Network.

Community Leader Spotlight:
Pamela Porter
Ms. Pam, as her students call her, has been a program specialist at the Boys and Girls Club BOTT lab since 2018. Building Opportunity Through Technology, or BOTT, houses 23 computers where students explore programs catered to math, reading, science, and language art.In this Q&A, Pamela shares the importance of community involvement, the need for positive role models, and how she encourages her own children to make a positive impact.
Youth Celebrate Apprenticeship Signing Day
Tacoma students joined nearly 100 newly registered youth apprentices from across the state to celebrate the beginning of their work with the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee . All youth apprentices during their program will receive 2,000 hours of paid on-the-job training totaling up to $28,000, tuition free college classes, and valuable work experience—fast-tracking their careers in high-demand industries at the age of 16.
Students Recreate Apollo 11 Moon Landing with NASA Challenge
Students from fifth to 12th grades across Tacoma-Pierce County gathered to recreate the Apollo 11 moon landing for the Apollo Next Giant Leap Student Challenge, a national competition sponsored by NASA. The top two teams are heading to Seattle next week to compete against others in the state for the chance to win a trip to the Johnson Space Center in Houston this summer.
Request for Proposals to
Support New Investments
We are introducing a new and game-changing investment into the larger Tacoma community aimed at deepening and scaling partnerships for student success. Join community partners by supporting initiatives that will increase the capacity and capability of youth-serving organizations and institutions in Tacoma. See our job opportunities!
Class of 2019 Graduation Celebrations

Congratulations to the Class of 2019 for completing such an incredible milestone in their academic career. Kendra Design Photography and Simple Light Photography were at graduation celebrations to capture the candid moments of joy between students, families, and friends.
Directory of Summer Programs
Find hundreds of fun programs for the kids using Graduate Tacoma's interactive database of summer programming in Tacoma-Pierce County. Search for activities by cost, location, date, participant age, and/or interest.
Parks are in for Summer Playground Program
Metro Parks Tacoma is joining the national effort to keep kids safe, engaged, and learning all summer long by providing six straight weeks of summer learning activities. Bring the whole family for a summer filled with learning and fun.  
Save the Date!  
Cradle to Career Luncheon
Thursday, October 24
Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Join fellow partners and the Foundation for Tacoma Students as we kick off another successful school year.

This year makes our fifth annual Cradle to Career Luncheon featuring the voices and performances of Tacoma students.
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